Kyle MacLachlan
Director: Jeremy Kagan Cast: Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
, Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
, Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
Jeremy Kagan


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Originally made for cable television, Roswell is an entertaining mix of purported actual events and science fiction. The narrative unfolds primarily in flashbacks as retired Army officer Jesse Marcel (Kyle MacLachlan) attends a reunion of the 509th Bomber Group and tries to come to closure on events that had taken place 30 years earlier. Back in 1947, Major Marcel had been part of a military team that investigated a crash site on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. The debris recovered from the site had exhibited some remarkable properties such as being able to repair itself instantly after being cut, suggesting that it might have been of extraterrestrial origin. The military brass had ordered Marcel to go along with their phony story that the material was ordinary metal foil from a weather balloon, and he had reluctantly complied. By the time of the 1977 reunion, Marcel is suffering from a terminal illness, and he feels compelled to try to find out what had really happened at Roswell all those years ago. MacLachlan gives an effective performance, particularly when he portrays Marcel as an older man trying to understand his past. Evocative location shooting in the American Southwest adds cinematic impact.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2018
UPC: 0191091501801
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG-13
Source: Cbs Mod
Sales rank: 4,191

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kyle MacLachlan Jesse Marcel
Martin Sheen Townsend
Dwight Yoakam Mac Brazel
Kim Greist Vy Marcel
Bob Gunton Frank Joyce
Peter MacNicol Lewis Rickett
John M. Jackson Colonel Blanchard
Nick Searcy Mortician
J.D. Daniels Jesse Marcel, Jr. - Young
Charles Hallahan Pilot MacIntire - Older
Ray McKinnon Deputy Joe Pritchard
Eugene Roche James Forrestal
Charles Martin Smith Sheriff Wilcox
Doug Wert Jesser Marcel, Jr. - Older
Hoke Howell Bar Vet
Layne Beamer Soldier
Max Trumpower Gate Guard
Mik Scriba Air Mechanic
Matt Landers Lt. Walter Haut
J.W. "Corkey" Fornof Pilot
Matthew Faison General Ramey
John Hostetter Colonel DuBose
Michael Bofshever Irving Newton
David Selburg Station Manager
Doug McCurry Arresting MP
F. William Parker Older Stanton
Gary Bullock Eavesdropper
Mark Phelan Gate Guard
Michael Strasser Hospital MP
Lisa Waltz Janet Foss
John Mahon Red Hat Vet
Stanley Grover Straw Hat Vet
Warren Munson Yellow Hat Vet
Hansford Rowe Chaplain
Richard Fancy Doctor
Philip Baker Hall Roswell General
Lawrence Dobkin General
Edward Penn Civilian Advisor
Arthur Hiller Scientist #1
George Pentecost Business Advisor
Parley Baer Civilian Advisor
Bruce Gray Admiral
Brian Cousins Medical Officer
James MacDonald Area 51 Officer
Robert Harvey Admiral
Xander Berkeley Sherman Carson
Dave Adams Provost Marshal
Peter Radon Melvin Brown
Don Fischer Outdoor MP

Technical Credits
Jeremy Kagan Director,Original Story,Producer
Paul Davids Executive Producer,Original Story
David R. Ginsburg Executive Producer
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer
Michael Z. Hanan Production Designer
David Holden Editor
Ilene Kahn Producer
Arthur Kopit Original Story,Screenwriter
Steven Poster Cinematographer

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